Re: birding-aus Twitchathon

To: "Atriplex Services" <>, "Tony Russell" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Twitchathon
From: "Ian Clark" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 22:45:43 +1100
Ann, Tony  and all
It is interesting  to see  the discussion  on fundraising  and the
twitcherton . I have never entered  a twitcherthon before, although it
sounds like a lot of fun ,I would happily  join in a team next time . Asking
people for money or for that matter any thing  does not come easy to some
people  .I like to think of it this way , most people  actually love
contributing to worthwhile causes  ,best of all you are offering them a way
to contribute , like some have suggested they would spend the money any way
on some thing .The other issue  which many people fear  is the  "knock back"
I guess this takes some getting used to as well  and its just a case of
presenting the best case or argument  or even product if your selling
something   , at the end of the day  people cant contribute  to every thing
but if there not asked They never can.   Another Issue is expecting an out
come  such as  someone wont  have money  or someone cant afford  to spend
money   this  will often stop me asking  for something , the person who
doesn't get asked doesn't get to contribute   it only means as others have
pointed out less funds for birds  or what ever worth while cause  being
supported  I hope  my short thoughts  help
have a great week

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